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"The Management of Grief" explores issues of identify, isolation, grief, and racism. Shaila has lost her husband and sons to a tragic event. Her country fails to provide her with the aid she needs. She finds herself feeling alienated and lost. This reflects Bharati Mukherjee ’s real life response to the bombing. She openly criticized the Canadian government for calling the bombing a cultural struggle between Indians, when in fact the majority of the the passengers were Canadian citizens. She viewed the bombing as an act of terrorism and not some "cultural conflict" outside of the sphere of so-called normal...

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